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Before I provide commentary, I should briefly describe what this meeting was about.
The first section of the meeting was a presentation on revising (what used to be called) the Vienna citizen’s guide to traffic calming. This document lays out the process by which citizens can ask for traffic-calming measures on their streets. For example, a change in speed limit, speed humps, caution signs, and similar.
The second section of the meeting was an introduction to the new “visual guidelines” for MAC buildings. This was the part I was there to hear, and most of my comments focus on that.
The final section of the meeting was a discussion of the process by which the Town may accept “proffers” from builders. This part of the session was motivated by the irregular manner in which the Town accepted a last-minute proffer from the developers of 444 Maple West (Tequila Grande) before passing that proposal.
Commentary follows. Continue reading My comments on the 2/11/2019 Town Council work session, 2/13/2019